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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Silves, Portugal your home away from home

Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve, has evidence of settlements on the land reaching back to 1,000BC, and the old town is awash with fascinating sites from throughout the ages! Surrounded by rich colours of orange orchards and almond groves, the town of Silves is a sleepy town surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Monchique Mountains, perfect for an exploration and investigation of the Algarve.

Things to do on holiday in Silves, Portugal

Although many of the town’s most important historical remains were destroyed during the 1755 earthquake, the impressive sandstone Silves Castle remained strong, due to the huge Moorish walls which support it. Silves Castle is the largest castle in the Algarve, and is certainly among the most beautiful. The Museu Arqueologico has managed to collate and display various artefacts from throughout the town’s history, and pieced them together for visitors to get a clearer understanding of Silves’ history and influence. The Roman Ponte Romana and 13th Century Cathedral also make for interesting viewing if you have the time whilst staying in a Silves property.

Despite a huge amount being made out of Silves’ ancient heritage, there is much more to taking accommodation in Silves than touring historical sites. A Silves property or villa in Silves’ outskirts is the perfect base for golfing holidays to the Algarve or for exploration of the Algarve. Centrally located, accommodation in Silves can be used for holidays in the beach, in the Sierra de Monichique or exploring the large Algarve towns of Loule, Portimao, Albufeira or Lagoa. The famous Algarve beaches of Carvoeiro are just a 15 minute drive from self catering accommodation in Silves, with all their attractions and sports facilities.

The golf courses of Vale de Milho, Quinta do Gramacho and Vale da Pinta can all be reached very easily from a Silves villa too. There are public courses dotted across the countryside, so finding a round from Silves accommodation will not prove difficult.

Places to holiday in Silves, Portugal

Lagoa is only 8km from accommodation in Silves, and is one of the most picturesque towns you will be able to find in Portugal. Located at the summit of one of the coastal hills, Lagoa is also a magnificent base for golf and sightseeing, and the golden beaches of Ferragudo and Carvoeiro are just miles away.

Weather in Silves, Portugal

Summers in Silves are very warm, and Silves villas with pools are hugely sought after during June, July and August. Temperatures from October until April are cooler, but remain blissfully warm, with monthly averages staying between 15 and 22˚C, perfect for walking, golfing or cycling throughout the area.

Flights to Silves, Portugal

Located just 30 minutes from Faro Airport (FAO), a holiday villa in Silves is very easily reached. Faro receives multiple daily flights from across the UK, provided by a range of luxury or ‘no frills’ airlines. When you arrive in Faro, it is probably a good idea to take a hire car, not only to reach your accommodation in Silves, but also so that you can easily reach the beaches or attractions in the Silves area without having to rely on public transport, meaning you can get the most from the flexibility and space provided by taking a private Silves property for your holiday.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (42 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    House #6251757
    42
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (16 reviews)
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      • 5 BR
      • 6 BA
      • Sleeps 14
      Villa #1120324
      16
      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (25 reviews)
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        • 9 BR
        • 9 BA
        • Sleeps 18
        House #6581704
        25
        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (24 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #6316669
          24
          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Multiple rentals Apartment #2349440
            10
            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.4/5
              (7 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #855877
              7
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (6 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8061454
                6
                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (12 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Chateau / Country House #2031320
                  12
                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 9
                    Villa #8107792
                    5
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (12 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Chateau / Country House #2513130
                      12
                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #6973550
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #1379877a
                          5
                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (3 reviews)
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 12
                            Villa #1003138
                            3
                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 10
                              Villa #1485389
                              11
                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #1989882
                                2
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (9 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Villa #8025839
                                  9
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Villa #8219790
                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      Villa #8051070
                                      2
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Farmhouse #6014788
                                        3
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #6826556
                                          1
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (21 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Villa #1813657
                                            21
                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Guest House #1654785
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (29 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Villa #54888
                                                29
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Multiple rentals House #2349440
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Villa #8142177
                                                    21
                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Chateau / Country House #1427067
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Villa #8112493
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (44 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #6176120
                                                          44
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Apartment #6837713
                                                            2
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Cottage #6837692
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Villa #8033313
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #1873805
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                    House #2484334
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                      • 6 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 16
                                                                      Villa #6865657
                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Villa #8118387
                                                                        1
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #2430789
                                                                          1
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Farmhouse #8047993
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #1241150
                                                                              7
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                Villa #8000383
                                                                                6
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Cottage #6866478
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    House #6635419
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (19 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #8007109
                                                                                      19
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        Villa #1004880
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          Villa #1057836
                                                                                          13
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Villa #1731644
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Villa #1342162
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Farmhouse #6739785
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  Villa #837727
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Lovely villa in peaceful setting

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Very enjoyable stay. Villa beautifully set and very well equipped. A real home. 4 generations of our family enjoyed a lovely peaceful week. Weather great for the pool second week of April. Would recomend Lagos and Monchique as day trips. Nice castle in Silves 5 minutes. Nearest beach carviero (sp?) about 20 minutes drive
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  Laidback and charming

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Jason and Kay are wonderful hosts. Full of knowledge and kindness. Wisteria cottage was homely with everything we needed for a long weekend. I'm ready to book the next trip.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017